WITH SEBASTIAN GRAMSS
All songs composed, arranged and produced by Heiner d‘Alquen.
Sebastian Gramss Double Bass on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
Alice Rose Vocals/Lyrics on 8, 10
Frederik Köster Flugelhorn on 6
Zuzana Leharová 1st violin on 7
Christine Moran 2nd Violin on 7
Sam Moran Cello on 7
Marco Ten Wolde Drum FX on 1
Heiner d‘Alquen Yamaha Clavinova, Melodica, Harmonica, Programming
Recorded, mixed and mastered at picturemusic&sound studios
Sound engineers: Tom Vermaaten, Stefan Meetz
INCHROMES is dedicated to my family:
Jennifer, Thomas, Anette, Susanne, Gerda and
Heinrich Franz Maria d’Alquen
Thx to my family, Frank Kretschmer, Michael Nellinger, Oliver Schrott, Wolfgang Schüler, Stefan Meetz, Frank Gilges, Georg Raab, Marco Ten Wolde, Antoine Van Oplynus, Leonard Ward and Sebastian Gramss.
Special thx to Tom Vermaaten for his patience and excellent work -
and all the fabulous musicians who helped making this happen.
The great cover design was done by Vivian Schmidt based on the art work by Yvonne Diefenbach.
G. (musing): Are we still capable of visions, even if we are overwhelmed by picture overkill?
H. (flutteringly): Even my ears seem to be much too big, compared to the relatively low intake capacity of the grey matter between them. I love silence, I drink silence - silence makes my ears explode!
G. (bored): So why did it take that many notes?
Gets out of the car. Slams the door. Disappears.
No1 Phiquastra - 5:18
No2 Nonino - 4:59
No3 Sitofiola - 5:49
No4 Ynvole - 2:21
No5 649 cigarettes - 5:16
No6 Inchromes - 6:48
No7 Rêve Eveillé - 5:14
No8 One Missing - 4:08
No9 Vespighua - 4:15
No10 649 cigarettes: the other side - 5:16
describes 10 minutes while I was sitting by the Rhein river, staring at
the water, lost in thought. Within this time, firstly a dead pidgeon
was swept along the river with the current, followed by a perfectly
shaped piece of shit dancing on the ripples, and then by a passing
red rose in full bloom. What‘s their story?
is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla‘s father Vicente Piazzolla, nicknamed Nonino, who presented his son Astor with his first bandoneon, with which he achieved world fame for his passionate and igneous tango interpretation.
is about a man who is addicted to his umbrella. For years he
hasn‘t been able to take a shower without it. Today he celebrates
the second day of finally kicking the habit. What has made him
make this crucial decision? Two days ago when he was sucking on a cigarette while taking a shower, he noticed that drops of water from a small hole in his umbrella had extinguished the cigarette.
It‘s not worth it, he thought. He got out of the shower, lit up
another cigarette and realized that extensive use of an umbrella
while smoking in the shower, seriously damages the umbrella.
Sometimes it‘s as simple as that.
On the phone you listen to a woman‘s voice at a directory
enquiries service or any other hotline. It sounds awesome and you
try to picture the person behind.